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Wilf Butt thatching

Wilf Butt thatching Winkleigh, September 1986 More like this

Early morning

Early morning Harepath, Beaford, November 1985 More like this

Cavalier dressing as a Womble, Gymkhana

Cavalier dressing as a Womble, Gymkhana Cross House, Torrington, 22 May 1977 More like this

Bill Folland and Bill Cooke 'skinning...

Bill Folland and Bill Cooke 'skinning... Colehouse,..., May 1977 More like this

Gordon Sanders carrying muck to his...

Gordon Sanders carrying muck to his... Reynards Park,..., November 1978 More like this

Building the new link road

Building the new link road South Molton near, August 1988 More like this

Morning prayers

Morning prayers Bluecoats School, Torrington, July 1978 More like this

The churchyard at Shobrooke

The churchyard at Shobrooke Shobrooke, April 1989 More like this

Women's Institute Christmas play

Women's Institute Christmas play High Bickington, December 1981 More like this

Dr Richard Westcott visiting a patient

Dr Richard Westcott visiting a patient South Molton Cottage Hospital, September 1984 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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